I'm getting ready to move so am deciding whether or not to keep the w/d.
Although it's an old Kenmore I still kind of like it, and I'll end up
replacing it with an expensive front loader. I've tried full loads with lots
of bleach, later tried baking soda. Of course I wiped down as much as I
could easily access. Still the machine & clothes coming out of it smell
mildewed. (Can't remember if I tried vinegar yet or not.)
TIA for any suggestions,
I'd also point out that since the alternative is a new
front loader, that front loaders are known to have
even worse problems with smell. The problem
is bacteria/mold grows in the folds of the door
Friend bought a $2,000 LG and the manual says
to wipe and dry the door seal after each use.
Doesn't sound too cool to me.
PS: The hair shampoo which is designed to remove oil and grease
from hair removes the slime accumulated from fabricate softeners
and the like that supports odour causing mould and mildew on and
under the seals. It often also has the added benefit of a nice
after fragrance. If you want to do a real good job use a
shampoo that is tea tree based as the tea tree oil is also a
natural antiseptic that should kill any mould. Run it on the
warm cycle. with the full shampoo bottle. I'd avoid the sudsy
type if they exist as a full bottle in the tub might create so
much suds that the lid banks around.
Your machine has built up a bleach resistant bio film on the
outer surface of the drum which you can not access to wipe
Try to find a hospital grade cleaner which can sterilize...
Or have the machine taken apart and manually scrub the
outer surface of the drum and inner wall of the whole tub...
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